Many recent headlines have proclaimed that the nation’s largest retail pharmacy chain, CVS Health’s, $69 billion-acquisition of insurance giant, Aetna, will have the effect of profoundly reshaping the U.S. healthcare landscape. But is this also more of a
Since the ACA was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March of 2010, expanded health insurance coverage nationwide has directly impacted the nation’s largest hospitals. Seven years later..
A few weeks ago, the three largest drug wholesalers reported quarterly earnings. McKesson (MCK) cited sell-side pressure by a national competitor who was undercutting current pricing, thereby forcing them to adjust their current book, negatively impacting margins in their independent retail pharmacy business. Some
On July 21st 2016 the US Department of Justice filed suit attempting to block the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mega-mergers.